Climate Change, M.Sc. | Maynooth University | Maynooth, Ireland
12 months
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
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The Climate Change programme at Maynooth University is offered to provide Graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to enable them to undertake analysis of both global and Irish related climate change science, impacts and policies.

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The Climate Change programme at Maynooth University provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules such as, The Ocean and Climate Change, Detection, Attribution and Decision making, Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation which reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues.

Students gain applied knowledge working with industry stakeholders on proposed dissertation topics on real world problems. This ensures that societally relevant research topics meet stakeholder needs and that students develop links with potential employers.


This course is designed to equip students who wish to pursue careers in areas in environmental management for which climate change considerations are necessary or further research in aspects of climate change modelling and impact analysis.

Since its inception in 2008/09, of those graduates who we can track, the vast majority of our students have found employment in related fields. Our graduates tend to follow three career pathways: 22 percent are secondary teachers, 15 percent progress to research as PhD candidates or in research roles within academic institutes in Ireland and internationally, while 62 percent secure employment in the private sector.

Our former students hold posts with the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), ECO-UNESCO, Geological Survey, Met Éireann, Environmental Protection Agency, Flood Risk Manager, Office of Public Works, Consultants (e.g. RPS, Jacobs), Commission for Energy Regulation, Data Analytics, Development, Insurance /Re-Insurance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Climate Sciences
  • Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Analysing Spatial and Temporal Data Using R
  • Detection, Attribution and Decision Making
  • The Ocean and Climate Change
  • Field Course
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The basic entry requirement is a degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade One (2.1) in any of the following subjects or cognate disciplines: Geography, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathematics. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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